Stanley has a change in travel plans

July 17, 2013 

Donell Stanley

REBECCA DUCKER — MORNING NEWS

OL Donnell Stanley of Latta was scheduled to camp at Alabama and visit Ole Miss and LSU this week. He did camp at Alabama but the other two stops were canceled.

Stanley went to a half day camp in Tuscaloosa Monday and later toured the facilities and met with head coach Nick Saban and assistants Chris Rumph and Mario Cristobal, the offensive line coach. "He really enjoyed it," said Latta assistant coach Chris German who is traveling with Stanley. "He got there and talked to coach Rumph. He didn't know coach (Kevin) Steele was at Alabama and he came in and surprised him. He hasn't seen him since he (Steele) was at Clemson. He met with coach Cristobal and they hit it off. He said he was very impressed with his film and how he worked in the morning."

Stanley was supposed to go to Ole Miss Tuesday but none of the coaches were there. After that, the decision was made not to go to LSU.

Stanley has been in touch with coaches from North Carolina and Florida State and plans to talk with USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott Wednesday. He also has Clemson and Ohio State on his final list and he plans to shorten that list in a week or so. He will then set his official visits and German expects Ohio State and LSU to get two of them.

Right now Stanley plans to wait until the Under Armour Game to make his announcement but German feels he could do something before his season. Stanley has not identified a favorite.

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